National Security Experts Convene at UT Austin

EVENT: “Great Powers, Failed States, and New Frontiers: National Security Challenges in the 21st Century”

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 21

WHERE: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. See map & directions.

WHO MAY ATTEND: The conference is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for each session. Note: Advance registration does not guarantee admission. Seating is first-come, first-served.

MEDIA: The event is open to the media. Media planning to attend should contact the Clements Center at clementscenterinfo@utexas.edu or 512-471-2601.

BACKGROUND: As world leaders grapple with how to prevent terrorism after the Paris attacks last week, the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law will host national security experts at The University of Texas at Austin on Nov. 19-21 to explore the security challenges the United States currently faces and how our national security institutions are positioned to respond.

The conference, “Great Powers, Failed States, and New Frontiers: National Security Challenges in the 21st Century,” will convene leading figures from the executive branch, Congress, the intelligence community and academia for high-level discussions on critical strategic questions including cybersecurity, China, Russia, the Middle East, terrorism and stability operations.

Speakers include:

  • Adm. William McRaven, USN, Ret., Chancellor of The University of Texas System
  • Sen. John Cornyn
  • Sen. Ben Sasse
  • Rep. Michael McCaul, Chairman, Homeland Security Committee

For more information and the full schedule, visit http://ow.ly/UOSmb.